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Three-round 2021 NFL mock drafts for every division

Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields (1) throws during the first quarter against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

PFF's Seth Galina dove into each NFL division using PFF's Mock Draft Simulator with the end goal of improving each team as quickly as possible.

He set out to create perfect environments with picks for each team, refreshing the mock draft simulator after each team picked — hence why there are some duplicate selections. You can try your hand at building the perfect roster through the 2021 NFL Draft, too.

View PFF's 2021 NFL Draft position rankings:

QB | RB | WR | TE | T | iOL | DI | EDGE | LB | CB | S

AFC North

The Steelers won the AFC North in 2020 in precarious fashion, with their regular season ending in a disastrous run of poor form. The Browns and Ravens were right on their tail by the end of the campaign, while the Bengals will hope for a Joe Burrow explosion in 2021 to catch them.

Pick 5, Cincinnati Bengals: T Penei Sewell, Oregon — Read more

Pick 24, Pittsburgh Steelers: T Walker Little, Stanford — Read more

Pick 26, Cleveland Browns: EDGE Kwity Paye, Michigan — Read more

Pick 27, Baltimore Ravens: WR Terrace Marshall Jr., LSU — Read more

… and more!

AFC South

The Tennessee Titans stock up with positions of need after losing some key members in free agency, taking a cornerback and a wide receiver, among others. The Jacksonville Jaguars also load up with some big-time players, including a quarterback at No. 1 overall, though there are no prizes for guessing who that quarterback may be. The Indianapolis Colts, even without many picks, rebuild their offensive line to protect newly signed signal-caller Carson Wentz. The hapless Houston Texans are here, too, though only just.

Pick 1, Jacksonville Jaguars: QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson — Read more

Pick 21, Indianapolis Colts: T Walker Little, Stanford — Read more

Pick 22, Tennessee Titans: CB Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech — Read more

Pick 67, Houston Texans: CB Benjamin St-Juste, Minnesota — Read more

… and more!

AFC East

The Buffalo Bills are the kings of the AFC East for the first time in a long time, but draft season brings hope and renewal for the three teams looking up at them. Fans of the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots all feel like they are just a couple of draft picks away from claiming the division's top spot in 2021.

Pick 2, New York Jets: QB Justin Fields, Ohio State — Read more

Pick 6, Miami DolphinsWR Ja'Marr Chase, LSU — Read more

Pick 15, New England Patriots: WR Rashod Bateman, Minnesota — Read more

Pick 30, Buffalo Bills: EDGE Ronnie Perkins, Oklahoma — Read more

…and more!

AFC West

The Kansas City Chiefs continue to be the class of the AFC West, while the rest of the division will be getting ready to knock them off their perch. And surprisingly, the Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers are not that far away, especially if any of them can put together a complete draft.

Pick 9, Denver Broncos: LB Micah Parsons, Penn State — Read more

Pick 13, Los Angeles Chargers: CB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama — Read more

Pick 17, Las Vegas Raiders: T Rashawn Slater, Northwestern — Read more

Pick 31, Kansas City Chiefs: T Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State — Read more

…and more!

NFC North

Can the Detroit Lions make a Super Bowl run with new quarterback Jared Goff? Not unless they hit on all their draft picks. The Green Bay Packers look to continue their dominance and fill their remaining holes. The Minnesota Vikings finally make a move to shore up their offensive line so that Kirk Cousins can sit pretty in the pocket, and the Chicago Bears select their quarterback of the future.

Pick 7, Detroit Lions: WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama — Read more

Pick 14, Minnesota Vikings: T Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC — Read more

Pick 20, Chicago Bears: S Trevon Moehrig, TCU — Read more

Pick 29, Green Bay Packers: WR Elijah Moore, Ole Miss — Read more

…and more!

NFC South

The Falcons are looking to either rebuild or go on one last run with Matt Ryan at quarterback, while the Panthers are certainly in rebuild mode. The Saints are starting fresh after almost two decades of Drew Brees but still have a veteran cast of elite characters. The Buccaneers are Super Bowl champs and barely have any holes to fill.

Pick 4, Atlanta Falcons: TE Kyle Pitts, Florida — Read more

Pick 8, Carolina Panthers: QB Mac Jones, Alabama — Read more

Pick 28, New Orleans Saints: CB Asante Samuel Jr., Florida State — Read more

Pick 32, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DI Christian Barmore, Alabama — Read more

…and more!

NFC East

While the Washington Football Team took home the NFC East crown a season ago, one could make the argument that they aren't the favorites to repeat, especially with a healthy Dak Prescott or actual development from Daniel Jones. Still, they are the team to beat, so we’ve put together a three-round mock draft for each team in the division with the goal to win the league as early as this next season.

Pick 10, Dallas Cowboys: CB Patrick Surtain II, AlabamaRead more

Pick 11, New York Giants: WR Jaylen Waddle, AlabamaRead more

Pick 12, Philadelphia Eagles: WR Rashod Bateman, MinnesotaRead more

Pick 19, Washington Football Team: LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre DameRead more

…and more!

NFC West

San Francisco does get a quarterback in this three-round NFC West mock draft, but it's not the quarterback many will expect. Elsewhere in the division, the Seattle Seahawks came out on top last season but have almost no draft capital to get younger and better for 2021, while the Los Angeles Rams go another season without a first-round pick but do have a few middle-round picks to work with. Meanwhile, the Arizona Cardinals continue to believe in their tremendous upside but are yet to put it all together on the field in the Kliff Kingsbury/Kyler Murray era.

Pick 3, San Francisco 49ers: QB Zach Wilson, BYU — Read more

Pick 16, Arizona Cardinals: DI Christian Barmore, Alabama — Read more

Pick 56, Seattle Seahawks: EDGE Rashad Weaver, Pittsburgh — Read more

Pick 57, Los Angeles Rams: G Wyatt Davis, Ohio State — Read more

…and more!

More of PFF's 2021 NFL Draft tools here: 
2021 NFL Draft Big Board | 2021 NFL Draft Guide | 2021 NFL Draft Stats Export | NFL Mock Drafts | NFL Mock Draft Simulator

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